In the Beginning: Creating a Local Jewish Community Professional Association
Publication Date: January 2004
Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America
Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 80:2-3
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Development; Jewish Organizations; Professionalism
In recent years there has been an increase in the number of local Jewish communal professional associations (JCPAs). This article describes in detail the development of the Baltimore group and then outlines strategies for success and challenges faced by JCPAs across the country. It concludes with a call to action to national organizations about working together to better the profession and the community at large.